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The World RX of Great Britain moved to Silverstone for 2018 the relatively short and technical circuit provided a very different challenge to Lydden Hill. As he often does Johan Kristoffersson (Polo R) started slow but a great Sunday saw him qualify fastest for the semi finals. A 1st corner clash with his team mate Petter Solberg lead to a red flag which was fortunate for him. He went through to the final and took the overall victory with Andreas Bakkerud (Audi S1) 2nd and Sébastien Loeb (208 WRX) completing the podium. In the RX2 category Oliver Eriksson took victory and in the Americas Rallycross Tanner Foust (Beetle R) dominated to take victory. Read More »

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The Manx National Rally was an event of huge contrasts as a deluge of rain hit the first loop of stages, on the Friday night, before glorious weather bathed the stages on Saturday. Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) took their 4th win at the event, by over 3 minutes. The hard work was done on the opening night as Pritchard didn’t put a wheel wrong to lead by almost two minutes overnight. Daniel Harper & Chris Campbell (Mini JCW WRC) took a cautious approach to the wet conditions and were rewarded with 2nd overnight. Peter Taylor & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta WRC) were 3rd overnight, after denying Pritchard a clean sweep of stage wins, but they did not start the Saturday after being excluded. Read More »

Last year saw our first visit to the Rallye de Wallonie and we could not resist a return visit. A total of 22 stages saw a tough battle at the top. After the opening pair of stages round the citadel in Namur, Adrian Fernémont & Samuel Maillen (Fabia R5) held a slender lead over Cédric Cherain & Filip Cuvelier (Fabia R5) with 2017 Belgian Rally Champions Vincent Verschueren & Veronique Hostens (Fabia R5) completing the top 3. As the real meat of the rally started Verschueren picked up the pace and by lunchtime had taken over at the top with Fernémont slipping down to 3rd place behind Cherain. Read More »

After a few years of missing the Severn Valley Stages the change to an April date allowed us to catch it again. As well as the date move the rally is now in the 2nd year of the Rallynuts sponsorship and has just returned to the BTRDA rally series after a 27 year absence. Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) dominated the rally, setting fastest time on every stage taking victory by 40 seconds from Luke Francis & John Roberts (Fiesta WRC). BTRDA series leaders Paul Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) took 3rd place, 30 seconds further back, to consolidate their championship lead. Read More »

The 2018 Rally North Wales was the first event to run to the new Rally2 format and it proved a success. With the BHRC and 2WD running through the stages first it proved to be a battle between the Ford Escort MkII’s. On the first stage though Ieuan Rowlands & Emyr Hall were fastest in the Avenger but retirement on stage 2 saw the normal Escort MkII order restored with Nick Elliott taking over the lead, despite Ryan Barrett going fastest through stage 2. Elliott, co-driven by Dave Price, was then fastest on stage 3 to take a 13 second lead in to service. Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss were up to 2nd ahead of Ryan Barrett & Paul McCann as he got to grips with RWD machinery. Read More »

The asphalt rally championship returned with a bang at Epynt, with a quality entry tackling the military ranges for the opening round of the revamped championship. After the first pair of stages Damian Cole & Jamie Edwards (Fiesta WRC) could not be separated from Melvyn Evans & Mark Glennerster (Impreza WRC). Close behind were 2017 Tour of Epynt winners Bob Fowden & Aled Davies (Imprzea WRC), just 4 seconds back. The next pait of stages saw Evans take 11 seconds out of Cole, with Fowden drifting a second further back. Evans then took a further 15 seconds out of Cole on stage 5 whilst Fowden retired after getting his car beached. Read More »

After the show on Saturday we are all about the live action rally stage on the Saturday. It may have been cold but it was dry and sunny which made the action all the more enjoyable. Dave Wright impressed in his ex Carlos Sainz Ford Focus WRC as did Roger Priestnall in his diminutive Proton Satria. The Cambrian Rally winning Proton Iriz R5 of Ollie Mellors was out too, to really reflect rallying through the ages and bringing it bang up to date. With three distinct fields it really does give a flavour of rallying history and is cracking entertainment to boot. Read More »

After the snow and ice of 2017 sunny and largely pleasant conditions greeted the crews in North Wales. It was a rally of what might have been as Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) would have won easily had it not been for knocking a wheel off on stage 2. Edwards was fastest by 16 seconds on the opening stage and then set fastest time on stages 4 to 7. So the battle was between Paul Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) and Ollie Mellors & Max Freeman (Iriz R5). Mellors had been fastest on stage 1 then the pair tied on stage 2 before Mellors was fastest on stage 3 to lead by 8 seconds. Read More »

It may have been only our 2nd visit to the South Downs Stages, at Goodwood, but it witnessed a thrilling finale in challenging weather conditions. Lee Jones & Daniel Boshier (Ferrari 308 Michelotto) took victory by 7 seconds but had gone in to the final stage leading by only 1 second. Runners up were Ian & Oliver Hucklebridge (Escort MkII) with Dean Thomas & Mark Burt (DTR) just over a minute behind the winners. Read More »

A damp and dreary Brands Hatch played host to the latest round of the Circuit Rally Championship and it saw Mark Kelly & Andy Baker (Escort MkII) take victory by six seconds. Their lead had been up over 20 seconds after two stages but Chris West & Keith Hounslow (306 Maxi) closed in through the rest of the rally and piled on the pressure for the afternoon’s 4 stages. 2nd overall was West’s reward after an attacking drive with 2016/7 Circuit Rally Champions Ian Woodhouse & Jason Leaf (Escort MkII) rounding out the podium, a further 17 seconds behind. Read More »